Region: Cape Point Peninsula
Cape Point Vineyards is uniquely situated in the Cape Peninsula on a narrow strip of land perfectly poised between the disparate oceans of the icy Atlantic and the warmer currents of False Bay. Buffeted by cool breezes from the nearby oceans their vines enjoy a unique microclimate with slow ripening conditions – ideal for the production of world class wine grapes.
The Sauvignon Blanc portion of Isliedh is hand-selected from a single vineyard parcel facing the toughest conditions on our sea-facing Vineyard – severe winds and rocky, decomposed granite soils result in tiny bunches packed with complexity. The grapes were hand harvested from steep slopes in early hours of the morning. The Sauvignon Blanc component is barrel fermented in French oak, after which it is left on its lees for ten months of maturation. The Sémillon component is fermented in clay amphora pots according to ancient tradition, in order to better show the mineral qualities inherent in this wine.
96 Points Tim Atkin 2018 SA Report; 5* Platter 2020